Suspected Bulgarian national, Kenyan in court over obtaining money by false pretences

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Two businessmen have been arraigned in court over allegations of obtaining money by false pretenses.

Mohammed Akbar Rashi and Yulian Pentrov Stankov (Bulgarian) were arrested on 9th May at Lavington Mall in Nairobi in connection with the offence.

The DCI officers investigating the matter were seeking to detain the two for five days to complete investigation.

“Several exhibits namely mobile phones and profoma invoiced for Africargo Limited were recovered,” said investigative officer Stanley Musembi.

The court that the phones need to be taken for forensic examination at the cyber crime unit while the invoices need to be authenticated by the registrar of companies.

The investigators believe Stankov is a foreigner and his nationality is unknown since he has no identification documents hence need to contact the immigration department to verify the same.

The court however ordered that Stankov be detained for three days at Gigiri police station but released Rashi on a cash bail of Sh 50,000 and directed he be reporting to the Investigating officer daily.